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  • Dog Training | Advanced Skills | HAPPY PAWS - PetCare

    Advanced Skills Dog Training Our advanced skills service builds on your dog's obedience training to develop strong & dependable responses. Reserve Now What Advanced Skills Training Includes TRAINING COVERED: 7 Advanced Skills SESSIONS: 6 Sessions, 1 Hour Each PRICE: $749.99 Dog Training Skills Included Advanced Training Skills: • Advanced In-Home Commands • Outdoor Off-Leash Obedience • Commands with Leash Walking • Proper Greetings on Leash • Go to Place & Settle Outside • Enter & Exit Car on Command • Proper Etiquette in Pet-Friendly Stores Service Description With this service, our trainers strengthen your dog's responses to commands in-home and in a variety of outdoor, off-leash environments. These training sessions are designed to give you a well-rounded dog who's manners extend to various settings with nurmerous challenges involved. We offer this service as a 6 week course which comes with an hour long in-home training session each week OR as a 2 week course with 3 sessions per week. At the end of each session your trainer will meet with you for 10 - 15 minutes to show you the skills they've taught your dog and how to practice those skills with them yourself. We cover all of the training listed above and can replace any skills that your dog has already mastered with skills you’d like more work on. READY TO GET STARTED? The first step to start working towards your goals is submitting a Reservation Request! Reservations

  • Dog Sitter | Cat Sitters | Pet Sitting in Denver | Dog Boarding

    Top Rated Pet Care Book our 5 star cat sitters & dog sitters for pet sitting in Denver. For every reservation made, we donate 3 meals to local shelter animals. Book Now Services Pet Sitting Dog Sitting Cat Sitting Exotic Pet Sitting Pet Boarding Dog Boarding Cat Boarding In-Home Nail Trims About Us At Happy Paws - PetCare, all of our providers are insured and certified. We pride ourselves on our commitment to offering the highest possible quality of pet care to each and every animal. However, our mission goes even beyond this. That’s why for every reservation made with us, we donate 3 meals to local shelter animals. In the U.S. more than 6 million animals enter shelters every year. Sadly, many of them are euthanized due to limited resources. These shelters give such an invaluable public service to our communities. Our goal is to advocate for them and the animals they care for by giving endless love and support. We believe every animal deserves a loving home and we want to help make that happen! Member and Insured Through Read More How Do I Get Started? step 1: submit reservation request Submit a Reservation Request form to us detailing your service needs. step 2: wait for approval We'll email you within 48 hours to let you know if your request is approved. Step 3: Book Your Service Reserve your service and book your Meet & Greet with your caregiver. FAQs Do You Offer Pet Sitting Services Near Me? We offer our pet care services all over the Denver Metro area! To check if we service your location, visit our Serviced Areas page. What's Included In Your Pet Sitting Service? Our pet caregivers are dedicated to going the extra mile for you and your pet! We can help with meals, walks / playtime, medications, litter box cleanings, watering plants, bringing in mail, rotating lights on/off, and of course giving your fur baby all the love they want! Will I Have The Same Cat Sitter Or Dog Sitter For Each Visit? Yes, we understand how important it is to have consistency throughout your pet's care. We always send the same sitter to your home giving you and your pet(s) peace of mind. What If I Need Pet Sitting For Multiple Pets? Not a problem! Our sitters are experienced in caring for a variety of pets including: cats, dogs, ferrets, rabbits, reptiles, horses, rats, mice, fish & more. What If My Pet Has Special Care Needs Or Takes Medications? Our pet providers are thoroughly experienced in caring for pets with special needs and administering medications. What If My Pet Is Nervous Or Aggressive Around New People? Not to worry! We have providers who specialize in anxious, fearful, and aggressive pets. They are trained in reading how your pet's feeling by their body language and are able to easily adjust to keep your pet calm and comfortable. Will I Be Able To Meet My Pet Sitter Before They Care For My Pets? Absolutely ! Once your reservation is confirmed, you'll be able to book a meet and greet with your care provider. We offer both virtual and in-person meet and greet options to best fit your scheduling needs. How Experienced Will My Cat Sitter Or Dog Sitter Be? All of our pet care providers are comprehensively experienced in animal behavior, early signs of medical issues, and how to properly manage pets experiencing anxiety and aggression. Our providers are trained in pet first aid and CPR. In addition, we screen all of our care providers with an extensive process to ensure they are dedicated to consistently delivering the highest possible level of care to all of our clients, both furry and human! Do You Offer Meet and Greets? Yes we do! We offer both virtual and in-person Meet & Greets. Our virtual Meet & Greet option comes complimentary with every reservation. During your Meet & Greet, you'll be able to get to know your care provider personally and go over any questions you have or special needs your pet(s) may have. Why Should I Choose Your Company? We only hire true animal lovers who have a passion for caring for animals and are equally passionate about providing excellent customer care. We pride ourselves on our commitment to offering the highest possible quality of care to every animal and client. Have Any Other Questions? Please fill out a reservation request & we'll be happy to help! Recent Posts Kelsey Carlson Jul 10, 2023 Need a GREAT Sitter for your Exotic Pet? Sara Watson Jun 26, 2023 Are You Looking For A Sitter For Your Elderly Cat? Stephanie Wilcox Jun 12, 2023 How to Find the Right Pet Sitter for Your Anxious Dog

  • Potty Training | HAPPY PAWS - PetCare ®

    potty training OBEDIENCE TRAINING 101 GUIDE 5 Keys to Potty Training: Create a routine Crate train them Supervise them & limit their freedom Praise them for going potty outside Handle accidents properly ​ Create a Routine ​ ​ A general rule of thumb is that puppies can hold their bladders for the same amount of hours as they are months old, ex: 3 month old = 3 hours. 5 months old = 5 hours. Maintaining a set schedule of times throughout the day for potty breaks according to this formula will give your pup the best head start. Keeping set meal times and food amounts will help you better predict your puppy’s potty needs. When changing dog foods be sure to gradually mix the old and new foods together over a few weeks, adding more of the new food every time. Sudden changes in food will likely cause diarrhea. ​ Crate Training ​ Crate training is the easiest and fastest way to potty train your dog. Dogs don’t like to eliminate where they sleep so keeping them in a small area is the best way to prevent accidents from happening. If a crate is too large your dog may eliminate on one side and still be able to sleep comfortably on the other. Size is important. Crates should be only big enough for your dog to stand up, turn around, and lie back down in. You can always get your dog a big comfy crate once they are finished with potty training. Crates should always be a safe happy place for your dog to be and never used as a punishment. Be sure to make crate time a positive experience for them by giving toys, treats, and lots of praise when they’re in there. Although crates are a great potty training tool they do not need to be used throughout their lives if you do not wish. See our section on Crate Training for more details. Puppies Should Be Given a Potty Break After: ​ Waking up. 10-15 minutes after having food or water. After playing. If you notice them sniffing or circling around. Supervise Them & Limit Freedom Just like babies, puppies need to be supervised to make sure they’re making the right choices. If they are left to their own devices they’re more likely to make bad choices. Supervision in the beginning stages is especially important, you should keep your puppy within sight and be sure to watch for signs that they have to go. Limit their access to the house. When leaving them or when you are not able to supervise they should always be confined in a crate, gated off area, or puppy-proofed room. ​ Praise Them for Going Potty Outside ​ ​ Dogs like to go in places where they can smell poo and pee so pick a designated potty spot for them to go in. Bring them back to this potty every time so they develop a routine. When they go potty say “GOOD” and give them lots of praise and treats! Let them enjoy a little more time outside afterwards or a short walk so they don’t think that going potty means the fun ends and we go back inside. Otherwise they’ll take longer and longer to go potty every time. If they do not go at first give them 5-10 minutes to do so. If they still don’t go, bring them back inside and give them another chance in 20-30 minutes. When you bring them back in, crate or confine them until their next potty break. Letting them roam around your home freely after they’ve not gone potty outside is a recipe for an accident. ​ Handle Accidents Properly ​ If you catch them in the act make a loud sound to interrupt them like “UH-UH” or a loud clap and then immediately bring them outside to finish. If they finish going outside, praise and reward. KEY NOTE : If you find an accident after the fact, do NOT punish them. Many people don’t know that dogs only have a one second learning period to understand if something they did was good or bad. Punishing them after the fact doesn’t teach them it was wrong because they won’t understand. This will only teach them to fear you and encourage them to hide their accidents from you. Clean the accident with an enzymatic cleaner specially made to completely remove pet odor. Beware that ammonia-based cleaners will likely attract the dog back again. Be sure to thoroughly clean with the enzymatic cleaner. If the dog can still smell where they went then they will likely go there again. PRINT

  • Dog Grooming | Cat & Dog Nail Trims | Denver

    In-Home Nail Trims Our mobile pet nail trimming service in Denver where our certified care providers come to your home and trim your pet's nails. Book Now What Our Nail Trimming Service Includes NAIL TRIM Primary Service NAIL GRINDING Secondary Nail Smoothing PRICE: $39.99 Why Choose Us? Trusted, Experienced Providers All of our care providers are trained in the latest AVSAB recommended procedures for positive reinforcement backed nail trims. We Come To You! Research shows that the environment in which pet procedures take place has a huge impact on the animals level of stress, which is why we come to you. Being Exceptional is Our Specialty Our providers adjust our approach to best fit your pets needs. We always utilize the least invasive methods possible for your pet! Service Description We offer this service for cats, dogs, and other exotic animals. All of our pet care providers are certified and follow the latest American Veterinary Medical A ss ociations recommendations for fear-free animal procedures. We strive to create a positive experience for both you and your pet. Our nail trims come with complimentary nail grinding for all dogs, which is a process to help smooth the newly trimmed nails. We always come prepared with treats and toys to help your pet learn to love getting their nails trimmed and enjoy the experience as much as possible! ​ We offer multiple pets discounts! Enjoy $20 OFF for each additional dog or cat. READY TO GET STARTED? The first step is to submit a Reservation Request! Book Now

  • TOP Rated Pet Sitting in Denver | HAPPY PAWS - PetCare ®

    Pet Sitting in Denver We provide pet sitting to a variety of animals including cats, dogs, & exotic animals. Book Now Multi Animal Pet Sitting Exotic Pet Sitting Dog Sitting Cat Sitting

  • Mouthing & Nipping | HAPPY PAWS - PetCare ®

    Mouthing & nipping OBEDIENCE TRAINING 101 GUIDE The Importance of Bite Inhibition Dogs use their mouths to explore the world much like we use our hands. The puppy biting phase will typically end around 6-8 months of age. While it is a normal puppy behavior to mouth and nip, we need to communicate to them that it is not ok to bite human skin so that they can develop what we call bite inhibition. Bite inhibition is when the dog learns how to be gentle with their mouth. Through feedback from us they can learn how to do this. We want them to understand early on in life that they must be gentle when it comes to human skin. Things like playing with toys we hold, taking treats, playing with other dogs, etc. all involve their open mouth. It’s vital we teach them how gentle they should be. If you’ve ever seen two dogs get into a scuffle that sounds terribly vicious but the only result afterwards is some wet fur, that is a perfect example of bite inhibition. If the dogs wanted to they certainly could have caused serious damage, but they are able to restrain themselves because they have developed bite inhibition. Puppies get their first lesson of bite inhibition with their littermates. When a puppy bites their sibling a little too hard the dog will squeal to communicate “ouch that hurt” and the puppy learns they have to be a bit softer next time. Puppies have to learn this same lesson from us, but with much stricter rules of course. We can communicate to them that their mouth hurts us by using a similar method that their littermates use. ​ How to Handle Puppy Nipping ​ If your puppy nips you, squeal a dramatic “OUCH” and then turn away from them, become completely still, and remove all of your attention for 30 seconds. This method is how we communicate that what they just did hurt us. We are freezing and removing all of our attention because this causes them to consider what they just did. After 30 seconds you can engage with your puppy again and ask for a sit, then redirect them to bite something appropriate like a stuffed animal or tug toy. Praise and reward them for doing these behaviors. If your puppy ignores your “OUCH” when they bite you, then completely remove your attention by leaving the room. After a minute, return and engage with them again by asking for a sit and then rewarding them with attention and toys. Repeat this pattern. Trust in the process. If you are inconsistent with your response, they will be inconsistent with theirs. You always want to be sending a clear message that biting is not ok. This lesson will take many repetitions but over time your puppy will learn that when they bite all the fun stops, and they will begin to be more careful with their mouth. ​ Bite Inhibition with Other Dogs ​ While it is important for dogs to have bite inhibition with humans, it’s also crucial for them to develop bite inhibition with other dogs. Dogs commonly learn this through “play fighting” with other dogs. Play fighting is how dogs teach other dogs the appropriate level of bite. Dogs are able to handle a much stronger bite than humans but it still needs to be controlled so that it doesn’t harm the other dog. Puppies may be given “corrections” from more mature dogs if they bite too hard. These “corrections” which may be a growl or snap, are the mature dog's way of communicating that was not an appropriate bite to the puppy. Although it may be startling to see this happen to your dog, it is actually extremely important that it does happen. THIS is how your puppy learns what is acceptable play behavior with their doggy playmates. Dogs who are not taught how to inhibit their bite can land themselves in dangerous situations. Handling their mouthing properly and giving them many opportunities to learn acceptable play behavior with other dogs is vital to their development. PRINT

  • Reserve | HAPPY PAWS - PetCare ®

    Service Complaint Name: Phone: Email: Select your service: Did your caregiver arrive for all scheduled visits? Start Date: End Date: How many visits would you like for the dates requested? What time of day would you prefer for your visits? How long would you like each visit to be? Would you like to book a Meet & Greet with your Care Provider? No thanks, I'd like to rebook my previous care provider Yes, I'd like a virtual Meet & Greet (Complementary with Reservation) Yes, I'd like an in-person Meet & Greet ($30 Appointment with Reservation) Promo code or gift card: Any additional information you’d like to add? I agree to the Service Terms & Conditions I understand that a 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve my requested visits. Your Signature Clear Submit Request Sent!

  • Puppy Training in Denver, CO | HAPPY PAWS - PetCare ®

    Puppy Training In Home Our most popular service! With this service, our trainers do the majority of training one-on-one with your dog. Reserve Now What In-Home Puppy Training Includes TRAINING COVERED: 24 Training Skills SESSIONS: 6 Sessions, 1 Hour Each PRICE: $749.99 Puppy Training Skills Included Training Skills: • Sit • Down • Stay • Come • Drop It • Leave It • Watch me • Go to Place • Release Cue • Leash Walking • Hand Targeting • Impulse Control • Chewing • Jumping • Destruction • Socialization • Stress Signals • Potty Training • Crate Training • Nipping & Biting • Proper Handling • Attention & Focus • Preventing Anxiety • Reliable Responses Service Description • Our most popular choice! With this service, our trainers do the majority of training one-on-one with your puppy. • We offer this as a 6 week course which comes with an hour long in-home training session each week OR as a 3 week course with 2 sessions per week. • You have the option to have your trainer work directly with your dog or for you to be more involved with the sessions. If you'd like to have your trainer work primarily with your dog, then at the end of each session your trainer will meet with you for 15 minutes to show you the skills they've taught your dog and how to practice those skills with them yourself. • If you'd prefer to be more involved in the training process, owners are also welcome to join for the full length of the sessions. • The perfect choice for any new puppy or dog! We cover all of the training listed above and can replace any skills that your puppy has already mastered with skills you’d like more work on. READY TO GET STARTED? The first step to start working towards your goals is submitting a Reservation Request! Reservations

  • Service Dog Referrals | HAPPY PAWS - PetCare

    Service Dog Company Referrals We Only Recommend Companies Who Use Positive Reinforcement Training Methods 1 Canine Partners of the Rockies 2 Freedom Service Dogs of America 3 Domino Service Dogs

  • Why Isn’t My Dog Listening? | HAPPY PAWS - PetCare ®

    Why Isn't my Dog Listening? OBEDIENCE TRAINING 101 GUIDE 1. They Might Be Too Distracted ​ ​ Dogs should be taught new skills in a distraction-free environment, or a low-distraction environment. Starting somewhere like a quiet living room for example is wonderful. Once your dog has the behavior down you can then start moving to more distracted environments. But remember every time you change the environment you have to reteach the skill from an easier level. The reason for this is that dogs don't generalize well. Meaning, just because they know how to sit in your living room doesn’t mean they know how to sit in the park. This is why it’s important to teach them skills in many different environments. Once they have practiced in a variety of settings we can then increase the level of distractions. For example, we can practice sitting in a park with dogs at a far distance and then practice sitting in a park with dogs within 10 feet. These exercises must be done in steps to achieve the best progress. If you go from asking for a sit in your living room to asking for a sit in a crowded dog park, your dog will likely not respond. 2. They Might Not Be Motivated ​ When you’re asking for a behavior from your dog who may be distracted by their environment you should always offer them something to engage their attention and make it worth their while. In the later stages of training your dog should be able to follow instructions with ease but in the beginning stages you want to entice them to listen to you over any and all other distractions. We do this by using high value rewards. High value rewards are the things your dog finds more valuable than anything else. These can be treats like real chicken, cheese, or hotdogs. These can also be your dog’s favorite toys like a tennis ball or tug toy. Find the things your dog loves most in the world and use these as their rewards. ​ 3. You Might Not Be Giving Clear Signals If your dog looks like they are giving you their full attention but they are not responding to your request, they might not understand your signal. Go back to practicing your signal for the behavior in a distraction-free environment to make sure your dog understands the behavior you are asking for. Whether you are using a hand signal or a verbal cue, make sure you are being consistent with your delivery of the signal. Dogs are very intune with our body language so even slight adjustments in our movements while giving the signal can cause confusion. ​ How to Set Your Dog Up for Success If your dog is struggling with the behavior, go back to where they were previously successful and build up difficulty from that point. After asking for the behavior, give your dog a few moments to process your request. If they are not responding adjust the circumstances before asking for the behavior again. For example, if you call your dog to come from play with another dog and they don't, move closer to them before asking again. Reward them for small steps in the right direction. For example, if they look up at you when you call them, praise them and then call again. PRINT

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  • Caregiver Profile - SK | HAPPY PAWS - PetCare

    Samantha K. Certified Animal Care Provider, Dual Trained in Pet First Aid & CPR 1276 Reviews 4.8 Stars Location: Denver, CO Education Veterinary Technology, ​SUNY Ulster College Animal Behavior & Dog Training, Karen Pryor Academy Applied Science Veterinary Technology, Medaille University Experience Veterinary A ss istant, Macedon Animal Care Veterinary A ss istant, Companion Animal Hospital Professional Dog Trainer, DOD Dog Training Corp. Volunteer Animal Attendant, Rochester Animal Shelter Certifications & Insurance Animal First Aid & CPR, American Red Cross Pet First Aid and Emergency, CPD Certification Premium Member Coverage, Pet Sitters Associates Insurance Specialities in Animal Care Speciality Care for Elderly Pets Speciality Care for Pets with Disabilities Oral & Injection Medication Administration Care for Exotic Animals, Mammals & Reptiles Care for Animals with History of Anxiety and Aggression Photo Gallery Member and Insured Through

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